Funny Quotes About Boys

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Boys grow into men, but at some level, boys remain boys. They never shed their fetishes—be it games, gizmos, or girls. Read these funny quotes about boys and you will find a striking parallel with the boys and men you know.

Bart Simpson
"Inside every hardened criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy."

Joseph Heller
"When I grow up I want to be a little boy."

James Matthew Barrie
"What is genius? It is the power to be a boy again at will."

Napoleon Bonaparte
"No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart."

"Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable."

James Thurber
"Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years."

Mark Twain
"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure."

Bertrand Russell
"Boys and young men acquire readily the moral sentiments of their social milieu, whatever these sentiments may be."

Eric Berne
"The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."

Mark Twain
"George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie."

Robert Frost
"A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes."

Charles Dickens
"A boy's story is the best that is ever told."

Mickey Rooney
"I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years."

Elvis Presley
"When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream."